Specialized 2019 Turbo Vado 5.0
It's what's inside that counts, and the same rings true with the Turbo Vado 5.0. Each component, from the motor to the battery, works in perfect harmony to provide you with a fully integrated, pedal-assist-system that's the perfect accomplice to your hectic schedule. And with its modern aesthetic and feel, this Vado has truly raised the bar for e-bike design. It's you, only faster.
Beginning with the integrated Specialized 1.3 motor, the Vado proves itself as the ultimate city bike. It features a silently operating design with our Custom Rx Street tune that takes the output and makes it the most usable for the urban environment. Think of it this way: The more power you put out, the more power the motor puts out, and this makes accelerations from a standstill both quick and efficient. The belt driven motor is also smooth, silent, and free of annoying vibrations. Perfect.
For the Vado 5.0, we developed a custom 604Wh battery, the Specialized U1-604, that seamlessly integrates into the frame, is lockable, and is easily removable for simplified charging. With this battery, the 6.0 will deliver a pedal-assisted boost up to 50 miles in Economy mode, 35 miles in Sport mode, and 25 miles in Turbo mode. These estimates, of course, have some assumptions—the total rider and bike weight is 220 pounds, the terrain is flat with some inclines, and there is either no wind or a light breeze. In other words, with a top speed of 28mph, there's plenty of juice to take you to and from work, make a trip to the grocery store, or to even head over to that new café on the other side of town.
We also developed a custom 2.2-inch smart computer that lets you view your battery level and toggle various ride metrics such as speed, distance, and time. You can also peruse these screens via the custom handlebar remote without ever removing your hands from the bars.
To top off all of these innovative features, we chose a high-end spec, so you'll find Shimano XT/SLX 11-speed components, Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes, racks, and fenders. It's ready to take your riding to the next level.
- The Vado features a lightweight alloy frame that’s been designed with our Fitness/Transportation Geometry.
- The Vado’s Specialized 1.3 motor with Rx Street Tune is fully integrated with the frame, and it's also been custom-tuned for city riding. It intuitively reacts to the force of your pedaling, so the harder you pedal, the more power it delivers. And with an internal belt drive design, it does this without added vibration for the smoothest and most silent ride possible.
- We made the custom 604 Wh battery to be fully integrated with the frame, removable for easy charging, and lockable for added security. It communicates with the display and has multiple modes to maximize the overall efficiency and range.
Turbo Aluminum, bottom bracket motor mount, Fitness/Transportation Geometry, fully integrated & lockable down tube battery, internal cable routing, fender/rack mounts, Smooth Welds
SR Suntour NCX E25, alloy steerer, 15mm thru-axle, 44mm offset, 50mm of travel
Specialized front hub disc, sealed bearings, 15mm thru-axle, 28h
Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h
DT Swiss Industry
700C disc, double-wall alloy, sleeved
Presta, 40mm valve
Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mm
Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mm
Custom alloy-forged crankarms
40T, 104 BCD w/ chainguard
Shimano SLX, 11-speed
Shimano XT, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 11-speed
Shimano SLX, 11-speed, 11-42t
Shimano HG601, 11-speed
Shimano Deore XT T8000, hydraulic disc, 180mm
Shimano Deore XT T8000, hydraulic disc, 160mm
Specialized, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm
Body Geometry XC Contour
Specialized Flowset, alloy, 20-degree w/ display/light mount, 31.8mm
Specialized Canopy Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 155mm
Specialized, alloy, single-bolt, 21mm offset, 30.9mm
Specialized 1.3, custom Rx Street-tuned motor, 250W nominal
Custom 2.2" LCD display, USB plug, stem mount w/ custom handlebar remote
Specialized U1-604, On/Off button, state of charge display, 604Wh
Custom charger, 42V4A w/ Rosenberger plug
Custom Specialized wiring harness
Supernova V521s, upside-down mount to stem, 205lm
Supernova E3, alloy housing, 3-LED, 250-degree visibility, fender mount
Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount
Specialized DRYTECH fenders, 52mm width, stainless steel fenderstays
Turbo Rack, Closed Platform, direct fender mount, Racktime-compatible
Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors